Tuesday, October 23, 2007

the flood dries up

i suspect everyone will be a little relieved to hear this, but i give up. On the sullivan's sock yarn pomatomas anyway. I got guage, it looks nice... it's not the most enjoyable thing i've ever knit but it isnt boring...

the yarn is hideous. i can say it. full of guard hairs, scratchy, stiff and then there's the colour bleeding onto my finger tips. ew.

so yes, it shall be frogged. i think i will skein the yarn and then give it a good wash to see if that makes it a little softer. after that? i give up.

And you know what? i dye my own sock yarn, what the hell am i doing buying a cheap commercial immitation of what i can do for myself?? nuts, totally nuts i am.

Also, i have a question. If we knit half a sock and then end up frogging it, does it count towards our total? or if we count it in the first place do we then have to add a -sock to the week in which we frog it? because i tend to count my socks by halves as that seems to be their natural breathing space...

Peace out,
Ms Spider

3 comments:

kms said...

yes it does look nice and you are doing a great job on that pattern, but i cant imagine why you would knit anything that wasnt in your own gorgeous sock wool! ribbitribbit, she says. and oh most definitely, frogged bits must count, and perhaps they get a handicap depending on how many times you restarted before frogging completely!!hehe

Rose Red said...

Oh shame that you have to frog this after all the work - I don't think I could frog my Poms, even if they were too big or too small. I'd just admire them or maybe use the sock leg as a mug cosy or something.

And I think frogged socks(or part-socks) don't count for the purposes of "most socks knit"...but they can count for whatever else you feel like counting them for!!

kms said...

bonus heartache points perhaps?!